Las Vegas Ruby User Group Message Board › Vegas Hack - Coming February 23rd
Jimmy (@jimmyjacobson), is involved with organizing Vegas Hack and it's coming up in just over a week. I mentioned this event last night, but also wanted to share this with those who could not make it to the meetup.
Jimmy's goal is to bring more sustainable hackathons to #VegasTech. This on is just a day long. There is also an opportunity to help with logistics of the event, just reach out to him via twitter. I've included his note on the event below:
Is there anything to do in the Mojave Desert other than gamble away your life savings? Absolutely. Join us at Work in Progress on Feb 23 for the first Vegas Hack - a community driven and sponsored Hackathon. Sponsors include Twilio, SendGrid, Code for America and #vegastech.
WHAT IS A HACKATHON?
A hackathon is a friendly, collaborative event for developers and designers. Show up with your laptop and power cord and we will help you find other developers and designers to work on a project with for a day full of code, art, food, coffee and snacks. At the end of the day, everyone demos their projects and a variety of prizes are given out. It's a great way to spend a Saturday, learn new skills, and meet other great developers and designers.
WHAT IS VEGAS HACK?
Vegas Hack is a one day event for the Las vegas innovation community to meet, hack and collaborate on ideas, both great and silly. Dig in and start coding!
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH OPEN DATA DAY AND CODE FOR AMERICA
Code Across America is a nationwide day of civic innovation on February 23, 2013, in conjunction with International Open Data Day. Whether you're a developer, designer, or just an interested citizen, a civic innovation hackathon is a space where you can come meet other people dedicated to finding new solutions to address real issues in your community.
Vegas Hack has room for a few more sponsors. Please contact us if you are interested in helping make this community driven hackathon even better!
Questions and sponsors contact, HELLO@VEGASHACK.COM